Thursday, February 9, 2012

Spending Hiatus - Easier Said Than Done

Over the weekend I spent WAY too much money on stuff for my apartment (picture frames, shelving, storage containers, cord containment strips, etc).  This also included an awesome new stereo that I decided to splurge on.  My old one was a 90's monstrosity - a relic from high school that wouldn't fit nicely (or look good) on any acceptable surface in my home.  But I really wanted to be able to play music while I do all my decorating upgrades and cleaning around the apartment, and I wanted to be able to play it from my iPhone.  So I got this awesome vintage-y looking one from Target:
I certainly don't regret the purchase, but it pushed my weekend expenditures to over $400 - ouch.  So since my fridge and pantry are fairly well stocked at this point, I have enough ice cream to make it through the week (very important), and my bank account has reached my "I must stop buying everything I want" point, I decided to completely and totally halt all spending, on everything, for the remainder of the week.  Naturally it is at this point that I discovered a number of "buy it now or it'll sell out from under you" things that are causing some serious battles in my brain.  For example, JSC has an online "swap shop" which is basically like craigslist withouth pictures, and there's a juiceman juicer for sale (and I've been wanting one) for only $40.  Also these:
I'm sure a number of you find these sneakers to be hideous - I do like to push shoe boundaries - but I'm in love with them and I'm pretty certain, based on the blog responses to Kate Spade's new line of floral patterned clothes/shoes, that they're going to sell out fast.  Sizes 8 and 8.5 are already gone...
My favorite lasercut paper artist has also recently repopulated his etsy shop with new designs.  And they go fast too.  My current favorite is this one, which reads: "Can We? Shall We? One day very soon, let us go away together just you and me. Can We? Shall We? Call in sick one day and travel to the sea and hold hands all day. Can We? Shall We? Eat our sandwiches on the train, get drunk on fresh air and come home tired and never tell anyone.... Ever"  I love it!  And I really want it for artwork in my bedroom.  Grrr.

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